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LAGOVISTA LOFT is located in the medieval hilltown of Paciano located on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. The loft space had never been occupied until 2011/2012 when we purchased it and renovated it from top to bottom including cleaning and renovating a stone wall over 800 years old!! We retained the charm while bringing all the amenties we appreciate today. Underfloor heating beneath the stone floor, a fabulous kitchen with all the amenities (chestnut custom cabinets, granite countertops, dishwasher, local ceramic dishes and serving pieces). We retained the open space with soaring ceilings, industrial fans, indirect lighting and a huge armadio dividing the space allowing some privacy in the bedroom. There is a separate laundry room with cabinetry and bathroom with glassed-in shower and all new fixtures and tile.. No expense has been spared - even double paned windows throughout. It was designed for a couple wanting privacy and luxury. It is adjacent to Casa Lagovista which is VRBO 417801 which allows two couples to travel together if they wish..
We've been travelling to Italy since l990 and fell in love with Paciano. We purchased Casa Lagovista in 2006 and totally renovated it and when Lagovista Loft became available we couldn't resist. Now both apartments occupy the whole top floor and have a private staircase, making it work wonderfully for two couples or a family. We are both real estate brokers living in Oklahoma City and consider Paciano our second home. We have rented all over Italy but never found a town as enchanting as this one and also one with all the services we wanted but no tour buses !
Kerry Norman purchased this apartment in 2011
We had seen this property prior to buying the one next door but it was not for sale at that time. When we did see it that first time, we just looked at each other and knew that we could make it fabulous. We had forgotten about it until the former owner called us having heard that we loved and asked if we wanted to buy it. She had been planning on using it as a photography studio as it was completely unfinished but at the last minutes decided against it. Thankfully she called us first and we grabbed it up. When you see the photos, you will understand why
We think that when we saw the stone wall that was 800 years old and covered with bits of cement and lots and lots of dirt we could see what this space could be. Rather than conventional walls, the character that is inherent this space was facinating to us. When a friend of ours came in and said 'this wall tells a story of the history of the place' we knew we had done the right thing
This was my husband's and my second trip to Paciano - we loved it so much the first time, we knew we would be back! We stayed in the other apartment run by this owner, the Casa, the first time, but we absolutely LOVED the loft! It is so bright and open - loved waking up there in the morning, hearing the church bells and knowing that it would be another fabulous day!
If you are thinking about a trip to Italy - you have to stay here and allow yourself to become immersed in the culture of these wonderful people! Paciano is very close to the train station in Chiusi - and you can go anywhere from there - Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre.. but this is a great home base and very relaxed. We ate at both restaurants, but I also cooked several nights while we were there. There is a grocery down the hill and a butcher right across the street from the apartment's front door. You can also get fresh bread there, too.
I can't say enough about how much I love this village and the loft. And my husband is now talking about going for a month and staying there... that should tell you just how wonderful it is!
The loft was spacious and beautifully updated. The location-15 minutes from a major train station and within driving distance to wonderful towns-was perfect. The customer service was excellent. The town was delightful with two delicious restaurants. There was a small grocery and all of the residents were most friendly and helpful. Also Casta Del Lago was ten minutes away and boosted quaint shops and numerous restaurants. We would go back tomorrow if we could.
We joined friends in Italy this summer and spent a week of our two week trip in Paciano in Kerry and Cordell's loft. We are quite certain that for the rest of our lives we will never forget beautiful Paciano and our stay there.
The loft was perfect in every way! There could not possibly be a better morning anywhere in the world than that of waking up in this beautifully decorated and well-appointed loft and starting the day by opening the windows and shutters to the town and view of Paciano! What a delight! What a beautiful place! There are simply "no words" to describe the beauty and the charm. Everything was perfect!
Our mornings typically started with a walk down to get apricot croissants and coffee from the adorable coffee place down the stairs and to the right, and our evenings usually ended dining in one of the quaint restaurants either in Paciano or one of the beautiful neighboring towns. The people were always more than friendly and helpful and the service was always impeccable. We could have easily stayed forever! There has never been another place were we had such a good time and hated to leave so much!
When we returned home, we agreed that our entire trip was wonderful, but the best part was the time spent in Paciano in the loft. We cannot wait to go back someday.
We stayed in Casa Lagovista and had family/friends staying in Lagovista Loft during the May/June time frame and had a wonderful time. The apartment is very nicely appointed and very comfortable. Far better than staying in a hotel, inn or b&b. Easy train trips from nearby Chiusi to Florence and Rome and we couldn't wait to get back to the peace, quiet and enjoyment of Pacciano and Casa Lagovista. Lovely views of Lake Trasimeno from the balcony and it is a great experience to stay in the village. We were fortunate to participate in a village dinner, which was a fund raiser for the village's participation in the Vatican flower art festival (Infiorata), and loved meeting the locals, as well as very interesting expats, and, needless to say, the food was spectacular. Great location for fun and easy day trips by car to many lovely hill towns. Paciano has two very nice restaurants (L'Oca Bruciata was a favorite, lovely family staff) and the bar just a few doors down from the apartment is perfect for morning croissants/expresso and evening prosecco). A very special, easy and enjoyable way to experience the Umbria/Tuscany area and we would highly recommend Casa Lagovista. Kerry and Cordell have developed a real jewel and have really thought of everything to make the trip fun, comfortable and easy (including plenty of electric outlet converters!). Those who visit are very fortunate to have the opportunity and should thoroughly enjoy. This would definitely be our choice for another Italian hill country adventure headquarters!
Staying at the Loft in Paciano was truly an experience of a lifetime. The loft itself is gorgeous - modern with every convenience and completely outfitted, no detail is left out. It was just like being in a good friend's home. But the real experience is the village and area. Paciano is a medieval walled village - truly the walls were built in the 1300's. It is like stepping back in time. The property manager was lovely and made all the arrangements for us which made the trip so easy. And the people are so welcoming and friendly. Steps away is great cappuccino or lemon cello - you might even dance the night away with locals. There are three outstanding restaurants in the village with incredible food to enjoy. It is only six miles to the train station, so it is easy to get to Florence or Rome or other large cities if that is your wish. We rented a car and spent a week travelling to villages all over Umbria and into Tuscany. We found great shopping, great food, beautiful scenery and it was all so relaxed. When you combine the outstanding accommodations with a countryside of unrivaled beauty along with friendly locals - it really is a wonderful vacation. I hope to visit again and am telling all my friends that it is a spot not to be missed.
Lagovista Loft feels like home the moment you walk into it. It provides everything you could possibly need for a vacation stay, but has a level of sophistication that makes you feel like you are in a very high-end accommodation. It is extremely clean and well-equipped, and a wonderful spot to end the day! Paciano has very good restaurants that are within walking distance and the bar/café downstairs is perfect for morning coffee and breakfast. The laid-back feel of the village really makes for a friendly place to stay.
We have visited Paciano before and agree that it is perfectly located for travel anywhere throughout Umbria and Tuscany. We have taken many day trips to surrounding towns by car, but have also enjoyed taking the train to Florence and Siena. There is hardly enough time in one trip to visit all the sights but having such a comfortable home base makes all the difference. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back again.
Paciano is located on Mount Pausillo which is also a protected area and is great for hiking and even more strenous climbing if you are so inclined. There is the Lambrogini golf course a short distance away. Lake Trasimeno has boating facilities, beaches and restaurants lakeside. You can daytrip out to wineries, antique fairs, museums, ceramic towns and great historic towns like Assisi and Orvieto. Or go sip Brunellos in any of the local wine towns like Montalcino or Montepulciano. Pienze is another great stop for sampling the famous pecorino cheeses. The possibilities are endless!!
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7 night minimum stay
Fees And Taxes
Cleaning fee of 75 EUROS to be paid to on-site manager upon arrival.
$250.00 damage deposit payable to U.S. owner two weeks prior to arrival. Deposit returned after inspection by on-site manager.